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Director, International Services
Responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining a wide range of support services and programs for the benefit of foreign students, to include student recruiting, advising, fund-raising, promotion, and office administration. Supervises the staff of the International Services Office. Reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
Designs strategy and manages implementation for recruiting, settling, housing, and retaining undergraduate and graduate international students; seeks avenues for raising scholarship funds; writes grants; keeps abreast of government programs for advancing and enhancing international programs; serves as the Designated School Official and the Responsible Officer for F-1 and J-1 visas. Advises the University on trends and changes in immigration law; works cooperatively with other sectors of the University on student insurance, student discipline, foreign transcripts and credits, and meeting recruiting needs for various departments; compiles statistics on graduation rates and achievements of international students; maintains an ISO web page; facilitates and assists in the organization and presentation of cultural programs for the University; promotes the University abroad to various external publics, including junior colleges and government offices; works on the formulation of agreements with international institutions to enhance recruitment initiatives; and counsels students on academic and personal matters as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Previous experience in international student recruiting preferred as well as experience in teaching and/or academic administration at a four-year college or university preferred. Experience in grant-writing/fund-raising is desired as well as some public relations or promotional experience.
Should be knowledgeable in immigration law pertaining to students and scholars; know how to use personal computers as well as commonly used office software programs, such as Word, Excel and Outlook; be familiar with grant-writing and other means of raising funds; and have a general knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
Master's degree required; doctorate preferred.
Must be a student-oriented individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of constituencies; be able to prepare detailed reports with accuracy; have the ability to interpret and explain complex academic requirements to individuals with a limited knowledge of the American system of higher education; and be able to travel extensively. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.